San Francisco, which is starting to feel like a second home, was to participate in our wonderful advertiser's food blogger convention: the Foodbuzz Festival 2010. Yes, Foodbuzz are the lovely people behind our banner. I had gone to their first festival last year and left a bit underwhelmed, but my hope for this year wasn't misguided! It completely came together this year!
Friday night was the Street Food Fare at the Fort Mason Center. After a few announcements and a foodie Yankee Swap, it was time to eat and Foodbuzz procured some of the best local food vendors to get us full.
Roli Roti topped my list yet again with their porchetta, fresh off their mobile spit. The crusty, but soft bread; the spices; the cracklin' skin; the roasted potatoes. I had forgotten how unbelievable delicious and perfect their sandwich is for something that comes off a truck.
4505 Meats' pork loin sandwich and chicharrones. The pork loin was encrusted in corn meal rendering it incredibly crunchy, and their jalapeno brine infused just enough spice into the meat. The fresh sesame bun, take note of the black sesames, and chicharrones made this little dish a keeper.
Diamond Lil's Viking Gumbo and Vegan Paella. The bustaurant's serving was spicy with a thick sauce, chock full of vegetables and shrimp, and I'm sure of bowl of it would be meal enough for me.
Straus Ice Cream and a few mini cupcakes from Mission Minis.
No Recipes said it best later on in the day, "You eat a lot, but you don't really have a meal." I had some good eating, like my DIY fish tacos-they included a taco bar this time.
Hopefully next year's festival will be just as good, or even better. I'd like to thank Foodbuzz for having me-as a Featured Publisher, all of this food was free for me.
Happy Thanksgiving, Serious Eaters!
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